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    This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Science & Technology (S&T) Directorate.

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    The Director of Systems Engineering and Standards is responsible for supporting DHS acquisition programs to improve the efficiency of transforming customer needs and requirements into operational capabilities by applying a well-defined and consistent approach from concept definition to deployment. In this capacity, the Director, Systems Engineering: Establishes and implements policies and programs to support systems engineering and standards development and coordination efforts. Is responsible for the line management and leadership of Systems Engineering and Standards, stewardship of assigned resources, and execution of the office resources, including the cost, schedule, technical performance and deliverables of associated programs. Provides functional guidance and support to the S&T program execution divisions and line management. Identifies, develops, and deploys appropriate systems engineering methodologies and tools. Evaluates and measures the effectiveness of appropriate methodologies and tools for the Systems Engineering mission space. Works across all DHS components and entities to support systems engineering developmental efforts. Integrates Systems Engineering into the development and acquisition cycle via early and continuous evaluation of system requirements, planning, and execution. Coordinates with other Federal agencies, adopts appropriate and sound systems engineering practices, and implements effective systems engineering programs. Coordinates Systems Engineering resources; ensures adequate Systems Engineering resources for the anticipated requirements; and verifies attainment of technical performance specifications, operational effectiveness, and suitability.

    Assists DHS Components' program managers and DHS S&T program managers in evaluating the operational environment to discover and capitalize on opportunities for improving operational capabilities through technology insertion and process improvement.

    Facilitates continuous process improvements in Systems Engineering and Standards activities, processes, and support functions.
    Assesses potential for technology insertion and process improvement to enhance capabilities.

    Leads and supports the development and implementation of Systems Engineering & Process Management processes (System Engineering Master Plans) and deliverables adherence to DHS RDT&E acquisition processes and programs.

    The incumbent supports the development of requirements analysis, concept of operations, operational requirements, alternatives analysis, cost-performance trade-off analysis, Requests-for-Proposal (RFP), systems engineering master plans, risk management plans, configuration management and quality control plans, interface control documents, life­cycle cost analysis, and integrated logistics support plans.

    Reviews DHS components' research, development, and acquisition programs to ensure that the Standards programs are structured to provide accurate, timely, and essential information to decision makers for programs in all acquisition categories throughout the system lifecycle. Work with multiple customer groups to ensure that standards are implemented appropriately. Develops policy and technical guidance to improve the quality of components' Standards programs.

    Represents S&T and the Department on intra- and inter-agency workgroups, panels and committees that formulate Standards infrastructure and resource policy for one or more major research or technology areas such as radiological- nuclear, chemical, biological, non-nuclear explosives, communications, nuclear explosives, communications interoperability, infrastructure, maritime, border security, etc. Prepares input for Congressional hearings and other legislative interactions, providing authoritative advice and counsel on Standards issues.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0801 General Engineering

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